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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am PST
. new details continue to emerge in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to resign. government officials say after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer paula broadwell. multiple sources have revealed the identity of a woman who received harassing e-mails from broadwell and whose complaint to the fbi led to the investigation which uncovered the affair. and there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers about exactly when the affair came to light, who in washington was told about it, and when they were told. nbc's kristen walker has the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biographer. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fundraising in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. officials say the downfall started when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving intimidating e-mails fro
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Nov 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
of the director of the cia, retired four-star general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated general officer of a generation. and now, the questions are rolling in about the extramarital affair that led to all of this, about the e-mails that led the fbi to petraeus. and how much further this all goes. we begin our reporting of the story tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our washington news room, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, new questions tonight on why the fbi did not tell the president or the intelligence leaders about the involvement of petraeus's acknowledged mistress for months, even on new allegations on how it began. we learned today on what was in the e-mails to jill kelley, the family friend whose call for help to the fbi kicked off the investigation. nbc news investigative correspondent michael isikoff. the e-mails accuse her of associating with the general in tampa, but they had accesses on the comings and goings of david petraeus, news that somebody had high access to information. her brother says she is a victim >> my sister, number one is a mother,
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Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
war hero. new details about what led cia director david petraeus to abruptly resign. tonight the e-mails and the fbi investigation that set off a shocking chain of events. >>> we have a winner. four days after the election, the counting is finally over in florida. more than a decade after bush versus gore, a lot of folks are wondering what's the matter with the sunshine state. >>> power struggle. nearly two weeks since the superstorm, tensions boil over as hundreds of thousands remain without power. >>> day of honor for the brave young girl who inspired millions with her message of empowerment. a worldwide show of support for malala. >>> and lessons from lincoln. >> by the people, for the people. >> as our nation's 16th president hits the big screen. >>> good evening. we have learned a great deal more today about what led to yesterday's abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus. the highly decorated retired general and former war commander stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair exposed during the course of an fbi investigation. tonight we have learned petrae
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
. there are stunning new details in the scandal that brought down cia chief general david petraeus. the news comes just days before four-star general john allen was to appear at a confirmation hearing for a new role, overseeing our military throughout europe. that nomination is now on hold at the order of the president. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill this morning. tracie. >> reporter: good morning everyone. lawmakers here want some answers and they may get them from the cia and fbi. they have a closed-door briefing on all this coming up tomorrow, a scandal that now involves two decorated generals. >> reporter: kelley is a woman she claimed she felt harassed by anonymous e-mails traced to broadwell. it i uncovered an affair between petraeus and broadwell. petraeus resigned. broadwell talked about working with petraeus in afghanistan. the pentagon won't say what the relationship was between allen and kelley, but he's still on the job for now. in washington preparing for senate confirmation hearing that's been put on hold. meantime the fbi conducted a consensual search of broadwell's home. jil
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
>>> good morning. fall of a hero. legendary general david petraeus steps down as cia director, admitting to an extramarital affair. a shocking turn for a man credited for saving the war effort in iraq, as questions about the affair and the fallout swirl around washington. >>> state of confusion. the rest ofhe country has elected a president while the election results in florida remain too close to call. many are asking when it comes to voting why is the sunshine state still in the dark? >>> and bieber breakup. word that justin bieber and selena gomez have split. while they might be sad, a lot of 'tween and teenage girls are likely shrieking with joy, "today," saturday, november 10th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. general david petraeus was one of the most revered figures in washington. a four-star general known for turning around the war in iraq. >> he was even considered a potential presidential candidate, so his admission that he had an extramarital affair, forcing his resignation as cia director,
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Nov 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
, david petraeus as a four-star u.s. army veteran petraeus, with so much over the combat strategy over the past ten days. a four-star veteran, when rumors surfaced he may be stepping down as head of the cia, some speculated he was running for president. instead, he announced he would step down because of an extramarital affair. at a time when the cia was under fire for all it didn't know about the attack on benghazi, it is a huge step for the newly re-elected president, and a profound personal failing for an officer who has given so much to his country. we begin tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell who broke the story, in our d.c. news room. >> reporter: good evening, his resignation because of an extramarital affair sent shock waves through the administration and everyone who knew his record of stellar service. the cia has been under fire, but this had nothing to do with benghazi or politics. it was entirely personal. he was a four-star, the best known warrior of his generation, leader of combat forces in iraq and afghanistan before his commander-in-chief asked him to retire from the mi
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Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
-mails that led to the resignation of the cia director, former four-star general, david petraeus, is tonight telling more of her side of the story through a surrogate. for the first time we're learning why she says she felt the need to approach the fbi and ask them to investigate the communications she was receiving. jill kelley of tampa, florida, is now a big part of the story involving several big names. tonight, she is clearly attempting to clear her own. we begin here tonight in the studio with nbc's andrea mitchell, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, tonight, new details emerged on how the anonymous e-mails that paula broadwell sent to a tampa woman, who knew the two generals, david petraeus and john allen even as the president for the first time today spoke about the scandal. at his news conference, the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington and staying with her brother and still not talki
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
david petraeus. we'll show you how the nba discovered the fair that ended his tenure. also, breaking ground in the south bay on a memorial aimed at those who served and died in the vietnam war. >>> and team oracle is back on bay area waters today. but this time, they were capsizing on purpose. we'll show you coming up. >>> we're learning more tonight about the unexpected resignation of cia director david petraeus. the retired general stepped down yesterday because of an extramarital affair. it was a breach of trust the general himself called unacceptable. nbc bay area's brian mooar has the story from washington. >> the sudden fall of cia chief david petraeus has washington asking how and why. and the woman suddenly in the spotlight, author paula broadwell, isn't saying. back in january, she was promoting her book on the general. >> he absolutely loves the agency, and i think it's a great place for him. >> broadwell, a west point graduate and arm reserve officer had close access to the cia director. federal agents are investigating whether she had access to his e-mails or computer. >>
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00am PST
david petraeus, the relationship with his biographer, the investigation, and what all of this means when it comes to the probe into that attack in benghazi. the general's form er spokesman speaks out to nbc news in his only tv interview. >>> deadly explosion -- at least two people killed. dozens of homes damaged after a massive blast overnight in indianapolis. what went wrong? >>> and "twilight." the final film opening in just days. the love story about vampires and werewolves, why has it turned so many fans into crazed beasts? we'll take a bite out of that story today, sunday, november 11, 2012. >>> and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning, veterans day. i'm erica hill. >>> and i'm lester holt. today is an important day to honor those who served in our armed forces. you're looking it at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. the president will lay a wreath there later on this morning. >>> one of america's most decorated veterans, david petraeus, is behind closed doors today, two days after his stunning resignation of cia director. it began as an investigation into
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Nov 11, 2012 3:30pm PST
david petraeus. >>> money trail. new concerns about whether millions in donations are actually reachin families left shattered by sandy. tonight, our nbc news investigation. >>> moment of crisis at one of the most trusted institutions in the world. explosive allegations against a popular tv star, now a shake-up all the way at the top. >>> reunited, separated during the storm, we're there for the emotional moments when families find the pets they thought were lost forever. >>> and paying tribute to those who served and those who continue to serve. tonight, honoring our nation's heroes on this veterans day. >>> good evening. the fallout from the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus after admitting to an extramarital affair has taken two tracks tonight. first with the bombshell landing just days after the presidential election, there is a growing course of questions from lawmakers about exactly when petraeus's affair was discovered and who in washington was told about it. then there's the fbi investigation that inadvertently exposed the whole thing. a probe into some harass
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
david petraeus to resign his post as cia director. officials say he was never under investigation. marla tellez joins us in our studio with what they have learned overnight. >> reporter: the fbi's investigation began with a woman who worked for the state department and overnight she has been identified as jill kelly. kelly, who was a personal close friend of general david petraeus, said she was receiving anonymous, harassing e-mails from someone. well, that someone turned out to be paula broadwell, petraeus' mistress. the nature of those e-mails has not been disclosed. it was during this investigation that fbi agents discovered e-mails between broadwell and petraeus they say were indicative of an extramarital affair, which led to general petraeus' resignation on friday. senator dianne feinstein, who heads up the senate select committee on intelligence says the news hit her like a lightning bolt. >> broadwell sent these threatening e-mails to her and she was frightened and she went to the fbi. oh, i can't believe it, but that's what it is. >> reporter: many top lawmakers, including feinst
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am PST
:07. an extramarital affair may not have been the only downfall for david petraeus. this one gets deeper and deeper. this morning there's word another woman was involved in the affair that led to the resignation of the four-star general. we'll have a live report from washington still ahead. >>> and later, black friday may be too late. why stores are now cashing in on turkey thursday and why some say it could come even earlier next year. >>> good tuesday morning to you. taking a live look outside, beautiful look from the south bay this morning, all glistening and lit up in san jose. we're look at the forecast coming up with christina. 5:10. >> moving right along. it is another tuesday and that means another big release of a video game. this time call of duty black ops 2 happened just a few hours ago. scott mcgrew, practically as big as the iphone release. >> it really is. these franchises sell billions of dollars of product. the last call of duty became the best-selling thing in modern history. better selling than harry potter books. per unit it was better selling than the iphone. the interesting tw
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Nov 14, 2012 4:30am PST
has already spoken to the cia about the growing controversy involving general david petraeus and john allen. >> i don't have any reason to think that there are any national security issues at stake in what is transpiring. >> reporter: there are questions about the nature of e-mails between general allen and jill kelley. one senior official says they weren't explicit but use names like sweetheart and deer. allen denies any wrongdoing. kelley is not a federal employee but suggested she had special privileges when complaining to police last weekend about reporters. >> because i'm an honorary consul general and i have inviolability. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection as well. >> her initial complain about e-mails touched off an investigation that led to the discovery of an affair between petraeus and paula broadwell believed to be at her brother's home in washington. questions remain about whether petraeus may be called to testify about his investigation into the death in libya. >> up to congress to make decisions about who was called to testify. the president is confid
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
against scathing criticism from republicans. all that, while embattled former cia director david petraeus will testify on capitol hill. >>> and breaking news from the middast, as rockets are fired between the israelis and palestinians. this morning, three israelis are killed. a live report coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today one scandal will give way to another in washington. former cia director david petraeus is expected to testify in a closed-door senate intelligence committee hearing. general petraeus is not expected to discuss his personal indiscretions that ended his cia career last week. instead, he'll be discussing details on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that resulted in the death of ambassador christopher stevens and three others. >>> also, the controversy over u.n. ambassador susan rice calling the assault spontaneous back in september has reached a boiling point. yesterday, president obama, in his first news conference since re-election, exploded at republican finger-pointing over rice. >> if senator mccain and senator
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00am PST
the resignation of the cia chief and four-star general david petraeus just ahead. >>> you may want to bundle up or grab the snowboard. there is snow on the slopes. >>> and facebook hands out cash to another peninsula city. this time one of the wealthiest. >>> is it already time for a new phone? we will take a look in business news. >>> we will give you a shot at the san bruno cam. the temperatures jump up and bite you. more coming up in a matter of minutes. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >>> we are following breaking news out of dublin. a gas leak forced a target store to evacuate. just before 10:00 this morning, a construction crew with a backhoe hit a gas line that forced the evacuation. this happened on dublin boulevard. the target store had to be evacuated. there are no reports so far of any injuri
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am PST
begins at noon. this morning we know more about the affair that led to cia director david petraeus's resignation. a probe uncovered this affair with the biographer, paula broad well, a married college graduate who wrote all in. they are investigating her for trying to access petraeus's e-mail and getting access to classified information. petraeus himself is not under investigation. he resigned yesterday citing the affair. he has been married for 37 years. >>> days after the presidential election, they will review a key part of the voting rights act. they agree to hear a challenge to the part of the landmark act that requires 16 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before making any changes in the way they hold elections. the justices say they will look at whether that provision is outdated and unfair since the voting rights act was put in place more than 40 years ago. this morning american airlines pilots are a step closer to finally having a new labor agreement. they reached an agreement in principal for a new contract with the airline. the uni
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
that forced david petraeus to resign. we just learned there is another investigation ordered into another general connected to the affair. the top american commander in afghanistan is under investigation for inappropriate communication with jill kelly. kelly is the petraeus family friend who claims she received threatening e-mails from petraeus's girlfriend. we have more on tonight's development. >> reporter: this investigation is getting really confusing, but what we do know is the fbi is working overtime. fbi agents were seen carrying away what appeared to be boxes of documents from charlotte, north carolina. broadwell consented to the search. dine finestein said she wants to know what david petraeus found out on a secret trip shortly before he resigned. >> we have asked to see the trip report. one person tells me he has read it and then they tell me it hasn't been done. that's unacceptable. >> we learned what was in the unanimous harrassing e-mail sent to jill kelly. she asked the fbi to look into where the disturbing letters were coming from. >> kelly is accused of improper socializin
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
involving two of the men he counted on most, former cia director david petraeus and afghan war commander general john allen. the newest headlines in the investigation are creating even more of a tangled web. this morning's "wall street journal" reports general allen, who is now under investigation for e-mails between he and jill kelley of tampa florida, is telling associates that he received an e-mail traced back to paula broadwell, the petraeus biographer accused of sending harassing e-mails to jill kelley. according to the journal, allen says the broadwell e-mail was written under the pseudonym kelley patrol. it described kelley as a, quote, seductress, and warned the general about becoming entangled in a relationship with the married socialite. the journal also reports kelley tried this summer to get the fbi to drop the investigation that began with kelley's complaint of harassing e-mails traced back to broadwell. people familiar with the case tell the journal that she became worried about personal information being provided to investigators. meanwhile, the washington post quotes seni
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am PST
of cia director david petraeus, which sent as you know shock waves through washington. new details emerging now this weekend about the fbi investigation that led to the discovery of what officials believe was an extramarital affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. and of course so many questions about where this goes from here. joining me now for the latest on this developing story, the "washington post's" bob woodward and our own chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell who broke the story as i mentioned on friday. so andrea, here we are on sunday morning, new details. we know there was someone close to petraeus who got threatening e-mails. a whistleblower. she goes to the fbi. and that's how they get to the affair. >> this other woman, and we know she's not in the government and that she's not a family member, complained to the fbi about what she felt were harass k and threatening e-mails. it was that investigation that led -- they were anonymous e-mails. that led to broadwell's e-mail account. and by examining broadwell's, paula broadwell the biog
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00am PST
director general david petraeus continues this morning on capitol hill. petraeus was scheduled to testify before congress on the deadly attacks in libya, and now some lawmakers are questioning the timing of his resignation. marla tellez is in the newsroom with what is next. >> reporter: good morning. general petraeus was expected to testify this thursday about the attack in benghazi that killed four americans. that might not happen now. he is -- top lawmakers say they want to hear directly from petraeus. petraeus, nbc news has learned, conducted his own investigation into that deadly september attack. senator dianne feinstein, who heads up the senate select committee on intelligence is among those saying the general could be called to testify at a later date since he may be the only one who has the answers to the countless questions that continue to swirl about benghazi. >> five attacks during the year. one prior attack on the consulate itself. the question i have is, you know, why wasn't something done about it? >> reporter: if general petraeus is called to testify, he would do so as a c
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am PST
:00. >>> overnight developments in the scandal leading to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. this morning another general now involved with the pentagon now sifting through thousands of e-mails it calls potentially inappropriate. nbc's tracie potts has details on this fallout. >> reporter: overnight defense secretary leon panetta announced general john allen, our top military commander in afghanistan, is under investigation. the pentagon discovered 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails a senior defense official called potentially inappropriate between allen and jill kelly. kelly is the woman who complained she felt harassed by anonymous e-mails later traced to paula broadwell. that fbi investigation uncovered an affair between broadwell and cia director david petraeus. petraeus resigned. before all this became public, broadwell talked about working with petraeus in afghanistan. >> to have the access, i took that privilege and opportunity very seriously. >> reporter: the pentagon won't say what the relationship was between allen and kelly but he's still on the job for now, in washing
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
developing story we're following. a growing scandal linked to general david petraeus and his affair with a biographer. overnight defense secretary leon panetta announced general john allen, our top military commander in afghanistan, is now also under investigation. the pentagon discovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate e-mails between allen and jill kelly. kelly is the woman who told the fbi she felt harassed by anonymous e-mails later traced to paula broadwell. the investigation uncovered the affair between broadwell and the cia director, david petraeus. we'll have much more of the new details and the link to general allen coming up in a live report from capitol hill at 6:50. >>> also new this morning, a suspected terrorist will be set free from jail today in great britain. a radical muslim cleric will be released after a judge ruled against deporting him to jordan to face terrorism charges. that judge denied deportation because of concerns that he would not get a fair trial in jordan. he has been in and out of jail since back in 2002. britain says his sermons
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Nov 14, 2012 12:35am PST
night." here's what people are talking about. you guys, this david petraeus scandal just keeps getting bigger and crazier. it turns out now that another top general and an fbi agent had inappropriate contact with jill kelley, the woman who sparked the investigation. they need to stop pulling the thread on this thing or we're going to have nobody left in the government. [ laughter ] it's just gonna get -- let's all cut the thread. just walk away before this whole thing leads back to kevin bacon. 'cause you know that's where it's going. [ laughter ] and this is bad timing. the new call of duty: black ops video game was just released today. yeah. and it actually features general david petraeus. [ laughter ] true. so, i guess it's safe to assume the game has plenty of cheat codes. [ audience ohhs ] [ laughter and applause ] up, up, down, down, left, right? >> steve: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm serious about this. there actually is a cgi version of general petraeus in black ops ii. take a look. ♪ >> nice to meet you. are you interested in a three-way? [ laughter ] mmm. >> jimmy
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am PST
david petraeus. when was it uncovered? why did it take so long to tell the president? and why was this woman the target of harassing e-mails from the general's mistress? >>> blown away. a neighborhood in indianapolis in shambles after a mysterious and deadly explosion. more than 30 homes may have to be demolished. what caused that powerful blast? and the pits, a fight breaks out between crews of two racing teams after nascar superstar jeff gordon intentionally crashed into another driver. he says he has nothing to apologize for today, monday, november 12th, 2012. "today" with matt lauer and >>> and good morning, welcome to "today" on monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. possible to overstate how shocked those who know david betrars are over the turn of events and fallout from his surprising resignation is reaching beyond washington this morning. >> his admitted affair was first discovered when the fbi discovered threatening e-mails when sent to a woman in florida. she's now identified as a married mother who works as an unpaid social liaison on an air f
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Nov 12, 2012 4:30am PST
>>> new this morning, did he breach national security? hear what david petraeus is being asked to do now after admitting to an extramarital affair. >>> also new efforts this morning to try and end a strike at one bay area food chain. >>> and ski season has arrived at some california resorts. we now know when key resorts near lake tahoe plan to open. >>> right now we take you live outside for a look over san francisco. that is the beautiful bay bridge before the sun comes up on this monday, november 12th. this is "today in the bay." >>> very good morning to one and all. it is 4:30 on the nose. i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. lots to get to this morning. first let's check that forecast with christina loren. it was a cold one. >> the past couple mornings very close to breaking temperature records. this morning we bumped your numbers up just a few degrees but still close to freezing in places like livermore, novato, also gilroy just one degree away, so grab that coat. you won't need it all day. we'll describe your full forecast when the rain returns because that's o
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
that apparently no one saw coming. cia director david petraeus stepped down today, citing an extramarital affair. the woman is reportedly his biographer. and the fbi is investigating not because of any wrongdoing, but to see if the relationship was a security risk. president obama accepted his resignation today, saying he wishes petraeus and his wife the very best at this difficult time. the bombshell came as a surprise to many on capitol hill. petraeus was highly respected by both republicans and democrats. >> for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend. i mean, he is is one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> petraeus was appointed to cia director last year. prior to that he was the commander of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. in a statement, he said after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. "nightly news" will have more on the surprise resignation coming up at 5:30. >>> jus
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
first news conference since being reelected this morning. he addressed the growing david petraeus scandal, praising the former cia director for his career, but is reserving judgment on whether he should have been informed earlier. the president also said he is very confident they can gem immigration reform done. and those discussions are already under way. he also said he wouldn't extend the bush tax cuts to people making more than $250,000. but his sharpest response came following criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice and her comments on the attack in benghazi. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> senator lindsey graham of south carolina responded immediately saying he holds the president accountable, and that he failed as commander in chief before, during, and after that attack. >>> the speculation is over.
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Nov 15, 2012 4:30am PST
much. >>> there is new evidence this morning the affair between general david petraeus and biographer paula broadwell may have involved a security breach. we've also learned petraeus will in fact now testify on capitol hill about those deaths in benghazi. tracie potts has the latest this morning on that investigation. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed. >> reporter: but after the fbi searched the home of paula broadwell, the woman who had an affair with general david petraeus, law enforcement and national security officials say she had substantial classified information unsecured on her computer. the pentagon has suspended her security clearance. also this morning we've learned fred humphries was the fbi agent taken off the case because he sent shirtless photos of himself to jill kelley. kelley claimed she got threatening e-mails sent by broadwell. general john allen says in a letter he'll fully cooperate with the investigation. despite the probe, general petraeus, who stepped down from the cia, is scheduled to testify tom
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
of a very short era. we'll tell you about it in business. >>> the affair between general david petraeus and paula broadwell may have involved top secret documents. we've learned petraeus will now testify on capitol hill about the deaths in benghazi. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: but after the fbi searched the home of paula broadwell, the woman who had an affair with general david petraeus, law enforcement and national security officials now say she had substantial classified information unsecured on her computer. classified but not highly classified, nbc reports. prosecutors will decide if she'll be charged depending on how she got the information. the pentagon had suspended her security clearance. leon panetta suggested general john allen who said he will cooperate may be the last person involved. >> i am not aware of any others that could be involved in this issue at the present time. >>
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will this all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just called up and talked to us and said that this is without a doubt the largest crowd we have ever had for a concert here in the many years we've been holding concerts on the "today" show. >> we didn't just fill our plaza. we filled all the surrounding streets and city blo
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Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
resignation from the cia leader david petraeus. we now know the identity of the second woman. >> he said his vision was blurred. >> alex smith is recovering from a concussion. he left the game in the sec quarter. we will show you what happened. >>> good evening. in heyward tonight, family and friends gathered to share their grief over the kill canning of a 19-year-old man. they are angry, as well, though, claiming that police aren't doing enough to find the killer. ernesto was reported missing and found dead last week. monty francis is joining us from heyward where a candle light vigil was held a couple of hours ago. >> reporter: good evening. the most pressing question is who would want to kill 19-year-old ernesto and why? you can see that people have left candles here at the abandoned building where he was found dead and the family is demanding answers and justice. >> use this time to be there for his family. >> reporter: about 150 people gathered an abandoned auto shop in heyward tobt tonight where the body of ernesto was found last tuesday. his father reportedly the 19-year-old missing o
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> to the hill, former cia director david petraeus agrees to testify this week before congrebout the deadly attack in benghazi as new details emerge about the e-mails that led to his resignation. >>> this morning, senator john mccain weighs in on it all. >>> and guy's new restaurant gets one of the harshest reviews ever written. a drink that tastes like radiator fuel, guy fights back in a live interview today, thursday, november 15th, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. we'll talk about major breaking news in a minute. but the review you talked about about guy fieri's restaurant, i have never read a review like this. and a lot of people are wondering, is this fair? the kind of review that should be written? or did this go across some kind of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the review starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
in the david petraeus saga. janelle wang breaks down this complicated case in our world tonight. >> reporter: raj, the florida socialite at the center of the scandal apparently exchanged flirtatious e-mails with another four-star general. the fbi is reviewing thousands of documents between jill kelley and general john allen. under military law adultery is a crime but allen's spokesperson insists there was no affair. kelley is the woman who complained to the fbi after receiving harassing anonymous e-mails. agents found those e-mails were sent by paula broadwell, who was having an affair with general david petraeus and apparently was jealous of petraeus' friendship with kelley. the discovery of the affair prompted petraeus to resign as cia chief last friday. as for general allen, he continues to have the support of the president. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> general allen was supposed to be appointed to nato commander this thursday but that confirmation hearing has been
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Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm PST
? we are learning more about the resignation of cia director david petraeus. no [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. . >>> more information is emerging as general petraeus's sdoigs resign. he stepped down after admitting to have an affair with the awe tore of his biography paula broadwell. prosecutors say they discovered it because of threatening e-mails broadwell allegedly sent. they were sent to a woman close to petraeus. she complained to the fbi and that's how the investigation started. >>> it is official. president obama can claim victory in florida. the state finished counting the votes yesterday. they say the president won by 74,000 votes, less than 1%. >>
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00am PST
-old could face the death penalty. >>> the scandal that led to the resignation of general david petraeus. now another general is under scrutiny and the pentagon is combing through thousands of e-mails that they call harmful. tracie potts has the latest on capitol hill. >> reporter: overnight, leon panetta announced john allen is under investigation. the pentagon discovered 20,000 pages of e-mails a senior official called inappropriate between allen and jill kelly. kelly is the woman who felt harassed over the anonymous e-mails later linked to paula broadwell. broadwell and petraeus were found to have an affair. and petraeus resigned. >> it is important if you are an official of the cia, you have the personal integrity that comes first and foremost. >> reporter: broadwell talked about working with petraeus in afghanistan. >> i took that seriously. >> reporter: the pentagon won't say what the relationship was with allen and kelly, but he is still on the job for now. in washington preparing for a senate confirmation hearing that has been put on hold. the pentagon has conducted a search of the ho
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am PST
chris stevens and three others dead. cia director david petraeus and national intelligence director james clapper are scheduled to appear. >>> well, wall street was down for a second consecutive day. a triple digit drop for the dow opening at 12,811. the s&p tumbled 17. the nasdaq sank 41. >>> overseas trading closes out the week in tokyo. the nikkei dropped 79 points while in hong kong the hang seng slipped 182. >>> well, investors are going to be hoping for a rebound today to close out this wild week. amazon.com is giving it another go at selling wine but only in 12 states and the district of columbia. their first attempt failed because of regulations over the sale and delivery of alcohol across state lines. >>> walmart has already started their hot sales promotions for the holidays. the stores will be open on what some call black friday eve, otherwise known as thanksgiving. >>> denver broncos quarterback peyton manning may have perfect timing as he bought more than 20 papa john's pizza franchises in colorado right before the state's voters approved legal marijuana. manning bought
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
. and the other other woman. the secret e-mails that uncovered the david petraeus affair. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] how does it brew such great coffee? well, inside the brewer are these green fields of coffee, actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >>> now top lawmakers are demanding answers as new details surface in the david petraeus affair. >> who knew what and when. nbc bay area's janelle watching has more in our world tonight. >> reporter: the fbi actually had nope about the affair for months, but under protocol does not have to notify the president especially since it found no criminal wrongdoing or threat to national security. it all started back in may when a close friend of the petraeus family, ll kelley, started receiving threatening anonymous e-mails. the fbi looked into it and disco
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
director david petraeus' admitted affair. nbc's andrea mitchell is keeping track of it all. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. marine general john allen, david petraeus' successor in afghanistan and the next nominated head of military for nato nomination put on hold. >>> this scandal involves two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paula broadwell with whom petraeus had a relationship. >> thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: marine general john allen is married with a sterling record, but on a flight to australia monday aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the case involving allen's predecessor in afghanistan, david petraeus. fbi investigators you be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. the fbi said some were flirtatious, bu
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Nov 13, 2012 12:35am PST
, general david petraeus, has resigned after it came out that he had an affair with the woman who wrote his biography. getting caught was bittersweet for petraeus because he was like, "damn, that's good investigative work." [ laughter ] it is. you got to give it up. got to give it up. [ cheers and applause ] i want to wish a happy birthday to jets' quarterback mark sanchez, who turned 26 years old yesterday. [ cheers and applause ] the party was a little embarrassing. when sanchez had trouble blowing out the candles, his family started chanting for tim tebow. [ audience ohs ] he was just like, "hey, c'mon! give me a chance, here." [ applause ] where's the family cheer? some big entertainment news -- the james bond movie, "skyfall," came in number one this weekend with $88 million. yeah. this is about a spy who fights terrorists and sleeps with a lot of women. critics are calling it "well-made," while david petraeus is calling it "relatable." [ laughter and applause ] i see that. i can see that happening. [ applause ] here's some local news out of new york. mayor bloomberg has proposed cutti
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Nov 15, 2012 12:35am PST
. or as they call that in washington, the pentagon. [ laughter ] this david petraeus scandal is insane. it has no signs of stopping and in a weird twist today, it was revealed that a jogger recently found the driver's license of petraeus's mistress, paula broadwell in a park. he knew it was her driver's license, because under "sex" it said lots with david petraeus. [ laughter ] first of all how would you get that made? >> a.d.: how did they fit that in there? >> jimmy: times square or something. this isn't good, it looks like another east coast storm could arrive by next wednesday. [ audience boos ] which is the busiest travel day of the year. yeah. it could prevent millions of people from visiting their relatives. but there's also a down side to it. [ laughter and applause ] that's what i heard. yeah. you guys hear about this? nascar driver brad keselowski has been fined $25,000 for tweeting from his car during sunday's race. [ laughter ] i think that's awesome. actually think we have a screen shot of one of his tweets. i have 42 followers right now, lol, retweet if you get it. yeah, we get i
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
. ingredients for life. >>> the scandal surrounding ex--cia director david petraeus keeps growing, and now involves another high profile military man. the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen is now under investigation for e-mails sent between he and jill kelly, one of the women at the center of the petraeus career. now allen's nomination to be the nato chief of europe is on hold. allen claims the e-mails were mostly between his wife and kelly. kelly is the florida socialite who received threatening e-mails from paula broadwell. that led the fbi to discover that she and petraeus were having an affair. >>> bay area pediatricians are send mortgage babies to the hospital with a potentially dangerous respiratory virus. marianne favro joins us to tell us why doctors are alarmed. >> reporter: they're concerned because they're seeing rsv much earlier than they expected. and they think that that may be a sign of a rough winter season. if you or i get the virus, we may feel like we have a cold. but in babies, it's much more serious. pediatricians throughout the bay area are sending more
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
david petraeus, resigning to day, citing infidelity. in a statement he wrote, after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and leader of an organization. such as ours. now the woman he had an affair with not identified. nbc has confirmed the fbi is looking at e-mails exchanged between petraeus and his biographer, to see if national security was in any way put at risk. president obama did accept petraeus' resignation saying he wishes him and his wife, the very best at this difficult time. that bombshell came as a surprise to many on capitol hill. >> for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend. one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> petraeus was appointed to c if a director last year. prior to that commander of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. senator dianne feinstein called the resignation an enormous loss but says she understand the president's decision. >> this is not your ordinary pen. this pen can change or per
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Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST
the cia, the fbi and the white house face questions from congress about former cia director david petraeus' love life. petraeus stepped down on friday after admitting to having an affair with the author of his biograp biography, paula broadwell. the scandal was discovered because of threatening e-mails broadwell allegedly sent to a woman close to petraeus. that woman complained to the fbi and that is reportedly how the investigation started. >>> it is now officially official. president obama can claim victory in florida. the state finally finished counting all of the votes yesterday four days after the election. election officials say the president won by about 74,000 votes less than 1%. >>> still ahead on "today in the bay," preparations are under way for today's san jose veterans day parade. there are lots of events around the bay area to honor our military service members. we have a rundown of what's happening for you coming up. >>> ghost busters, we'll take you behind the scenes with bay area researchers looking for life beyond our physical world. >>> and a live view of san francisco t
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Nov 12, 2012 2:00am PST
-lived. a surprise resignation by cia director david petraeus comes days before congressional hearings over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we'll get reaction this morning from capitol hill and the very latest reporting on this developing story from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, who broke the story friday afternoon. also the president and republicans get set to negotiate new taxes and spending cuts. is a breakthrough possible? >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. we've debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans but as americans. now, we want you to lead. >> where does it all go from sneer we'll ask democratic senator from new york chuck schumer and republican senator from oklahoma tom coburn. also we check in with cnbc's jim cramer, hear about the economic stakes should washington fail to avert fiscal disaster by the end of the year. plus, what is the future of the gop af
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
the growing controversy involving general david petraeus and john allen. >> i don't have any reason to think that there are any national security issues at stake in what's transpiring. >> we just got breaking news that nancy pelosi will be staying on so she's not going to step down and hand over her duties. we will see more years of nancy pelosi there on the capitol hill. helping run things out will. we can also tell you back to the situation with pelosi, mentioning that on the controversy there, this question about the nature of the e-mails sent between general allen and jill kelley. one senior official says that they weren't explicit but they used names like sweetheart and deer. allen at this point denies any wrongdoing. keley's initial complain about the harassing e-mails led to a discovery of an affair between petraeus and paula broadwell. petraeus, of course, is the former director of the cia and this hour still unclear if he will be called to testify before congress about those deadly attacks on in libya. >>> pg&e workers are coming home after following out following the aftermath of s
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00am PST
, everybody. it is 5:40. there is new evidence this morning the affair between david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell, may have, may have involved a security breach. we've also learned petraeus will now in fact testify on capitol hill about the deaths in benghazi. tracie potts is live on capitol hill with all the latest on this. good morning. what a web they have woven in this one. >> reporter: a lot going on here. let's talk first about petraeus, who will testify before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. there are a number of committees doing hearings on benghazi, the deaths in libya, what led up to it, whether there was enough security. he's schedule to testify at least before house intelligence. we're waiting to hear if he will testify before others tomorrow as well and that's going to be behind closed doors. some classified information there. speaking of classified information, turns out fbi investigators apparently found some at paula broadwell's home when she consented to a search of her north carolina home. classified documents. nbc says they're not highly c
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
given the information that she had at the time. >> also former cia director david petraeus is going to testify on capitol hill about the attack in benghazi. will that testimony be made public? and also do you think he'll address obviously the affair that led to his resignation from the cia? >> reporter: well, they're both good questions. now, initially is it going to be public? no. this is a closed-door hearing. some of those hearings start today. we understand he will testify before the house intelligence committee tomorrow in a closed-door hearing maybe with the senate intelligence committee too. we're following that one bucht they will be behind closed doors. so we don't know how much of it they will say and how much iclassified. he was supposed to be talking about when he was cia director just a short time ago his oversight into the investigation of what happened in benghazi and whether there was enough security. whether he'll be asked questions about this other scandal that led him to step down, the affair, we simply don't know. it's behind closed doors for now. >> in the meant
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